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Microbial susceptibility and resistance to chemical and physical agents

Bacteriology

General Epidemiology, Transmission, and Therapy

  1. A. Denver Russell DSc PhD FRCPath FRPharms Formerly Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0017

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Russell, A. D. 2010. Microbial susceptibility and resistance to chemical and physical agents. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Cardiff University, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Chemical Agents Used in Antisepsis, Disinfection, Preservation, and Sterilization
  • 3
    Physical Agents and Other Sterilization Methods

Keywords:

  • microbial susceptibility and resistance to chemical and physical agents;
  • chemical agents used in antisepsis, disinfection, preservation and sterilization;
  • chlorine-releasing agents (CRAs);
  • aromatic diamidines-organic cationic agents showing antimicrobial activity;
  • ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA);
  • antimicrobial agent concentration;
  • bacterial spore action;
  • microbial inactivation mechanisms by moist heat